The Resisters by Gish Jen audiobook

The Resisters: A novel

By Gish Jen
Read by William DeMeritt

Random House Audio 9780525657217
8.85 Hours 1
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The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica, a country surveilled by one “Aunt Nettie,” a Big Brother that is part artificial intelligence, part internet, and oddly human—even funny. The people: divided. The “angelfair” Netted have jobs and, what with the country half under water, literally occupy the high ground. The Surplus live on swampland if they’re lucky, on water if they’re not.   The story: To a Surplus couple—he once a professor, she still a lawyer—is born a girl, Gwen, with a golden arm. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league, but when AutoAmerica faces ChinRussia in the Olympics, Gwen finds herself in dangerous territory, playing ball with the Netted even as her mother battles this apartheid-like society in court. Provocative, moving, and yet paradoxically buoyant, The Resisters is the story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica, a country surveilled by one “Aunt Nettie,” a Big Brother that is part artificial intelligence, part internet, and oddly human—even funny. The people: divided. The “angelfair” Netted have jobs and, what with the country half under water, literally occupy the high ground. The Surplus live on swampland if they’re lucky, on water if they’re not.   The story: To a Surplus couple—he once a professor, she still a lawyer—is born a girl, Gwen, with a golden arm. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league, but when AutoAmerica faces ChinRussia in the Olympics, Gwen finds herself in dangerous territory, playing ball with the Netted even as her mother battles this apartheid-like society in court. Provocative, moving, and yet paradoxically buoyant, The Resisters is the story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unsettling yet light, funny yet meaningful, this book should keep you reading, then talking for months.” Washington Post
“A rabble-rousing tale with an ominous edge.” Seattle Times
“A dystopia so chillingly plausible…a suspenseful, deftly plotted narrative.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Gish Jen

Author Bio: Gish Jen

Gish Jen is the author of three previous novels and a collection of stories. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and a Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English